Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Public Member Committee

Chair: Becky LeBuhn, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists

Co-Chair: Beverly Black, MHSA, CAE, National Commission on Credentialing for Physician Assistants

Staff Liaison: Katie Scott & Devante Newsome

Meetings: Monthly conference calls

Charges: To cultivate the public member network within I.C.E. and to promote awareness and appreciation for the value of public members among I.C.E. member organizations.

  • Establish an active Public Member Community
  • Encourage organization’s to update their Public Member within their group profile
  • Increase public member attendance at the I.C.E. Exchange

2022 Members:

  • Grady Barnhill, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Mark Bertler, CAE, Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center
  • Catherine Dower, JD, Institute for Credentialing Excellence
  • Alexandra Ellis, Professional Testing Corporation
  • Brett Foley, PhD., Alpine Testing Solutions
  • Sally A. Irvin, JD, MEd, MA, Competency & Credentialing Institute
  • Elsie Kelly, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
  • Karen Plaus. PhD, CRNA, FAAN, FAANA, CAE
  • Cheryl Scheck, PMP, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  • Zeno W. St. Cyr, II, MPH, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • David Swankin, JD, Citizens Advocacy Center
  • Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, Captain, United States Navy (Ret.) National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Sheryl Traficano, MBA, CAE, National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
  • Michael Niederpruem, PhD, CAE, American Health Information Management Association
  • Nancy Ahluwalia


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